Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Happy moi :)

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You know a perfect day when you see it! I woke up to one today :) The first day of the season when you know that the lazy, hazy, scorching days of summer are on their way out. We're poised between two seasons: an effortless segue from summer's heat to fall's lingering warmth. Suddenly my pics don't seem washed out in Florida's sun. It must have been Florida's sun that U2 were referring to when they sang "The sun so bright it leaves no shadows". But today colors looked softer even from behind the lens. I know I am gushing like a fool now but I haven't stopped smiling since I woke up and smelled from my porch, the scent of dry grass filling the air.

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Sunlight filtering through the leaves of the trees on a soft evening. Not your typical fall pic but then Fall comes ever so silently in these parts :) Enjoy the days getting shorter as you kiss the last days of summer good-bye :)

34 comments:

Z said...

I have days like the one you just described. They're just fabulous, aren't they? We're definitely in the start of autumn now, and while the winter mornings here are dreary (there are three rivers in the area that deliver a lot of moisture that turns into fog on cold mornings), the fall colors are just special and something to look forward to despite the fact that they signal the imminent arrival of winter.

M Della Corte said...

Hello, you have a nice collection of images here! I like autumn, the falling leaves, the chilly air, the colours...beautiful!
Thank you for visiting my photoblog and for taking time to leave your lovely comment!
Marcello

nazzareno said...

The image is very beautiful, warm and transparent, but speaking in the summer, all of us wait with anxiety that ends because it makes too much still heat! :D

Ash said...

Beautiful images and write-up, Moi.

I can feel your joy, I am actually smiling as I am typing this :-)

Thanks for sharing!

The last adam said...

As always, there is life in your words and shots! Wunderbar!!!! :)

Lori said...

You've captured the light so beautifully. You can tell from your photos what a gorgeous day that must have been. I love this time of year too!

Geraldo said...

I know exactly the kind of day you mean, you've described it so well!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Lovely backlit photos. I particularly like the first one with the acorn. All are nice! :-D

Yoda said...

Up here, fall is already here and biting our asses with 40 degree mornings! As I type, I can barely feel my fingers ... they seem to be frozen ... brrr! I need to ask for the heat to be turned on :-(

BTW, I saw on CNN that some rain is headed your way, its raining in Orlando.

Mark said...

Hi Moi,
I'm with you, i enjoy Autum just as much as Spring, maily for the colours and mushrooms.

Cheers Mark

Rauf said...

it takes two suns to leave no shadow
something better than what Mr. Paul Hewson says

waqt insaan pe' aisa bhi kabhi aata hai
rah mei chod ke' saaya bhi chala jaata hai
- song sung by Md.Rafi
don't know the film
enjoy the sun MOI

Moi said...

Looks like we all (well, almost all of us) love Fall/Autumn ...3 cheers for the lovely season!!!! :)))


And Yoda..this is the time when u can make use of the hospitality of your Southern friends...come over...it's a lovely time to see Florida :)..Thanks for the rain announcement....it is overcast skies today .....:)

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Happy moi!
Thanks for voting ( 2 Details) the score is 6 for B&w and 6 for colour, sooo uhhh...even.:)

YOU know I love faal/autum, but the way YOU show it Yeh!!!!! Girl you luv it! Make me wanna create photo's... as creative art, every minute!

Enjoy:) JoAnn (lover of fall also)

Still said...

Its a pleasure to share wit you this happy moment!. The light is splendid!

Yoda said...

How about Thanksgiving? You guys going anywhere during that time? I'm seriously thinking of going down south in Nov.

Nikon said...

Beautiful shots, Moi. I think your black border really makes the blog look great.
It's Fall here, too - amazing how fast it happened :)

joy said...

Oh please don't speak of summer days ending. However, your photos as usual are pretty! Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo.

joy
Your Love Coach

photowannabe said...

I have loved Summer in our new home but the crisp feel and smell of Fall is ready to happen anyday now. Really nice backlit pictures Moi. they show Autumn perfectly.

Kerri said...

When I see you in my mind's eye you're always smiling :)
I know what you mean by a glorious day making you smile though. It's just such a wonderful feeling. We've had 3 perfect days so far this week, and they're predicting more. A person could quickly become spoiled by such glorious weather :)
I always hate to kiss our NY summer goodbye :( I could really enjoy the fall in Florida.
These photos are wonderful, and reflect your delight :)

Anna said...

Great shots! You have been a busy girl! :) So glad to be back. And I really like these...as always!

Have a good weekend coming up!

inspired said...

yes it's the last of the summer of 07
p.s
the BoYz are 4 & 2yrs old ;]

ruth said...

Splendid light. I sat outside reading for a while after work last evening, and it was just great. You're right, it's so soft, I'd never guess FL.

BTW, my friend told me yesterday that she read you can EAT those puffballs, like you would a mushroom. No thanks!

Steve Buser said...

Soon the trees will be filled with acorns really to dump on the ground as winter comes.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

bluemountainmama said...

i ADORE the first shot, moi....the acorn and one tinted leaf, and the light.....

there IS something about fall that puts a spring in the step, isn't there? i have so many fond memories of fall from growing up....

Sarad said...

Moi's blog is going green :P

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Moi,
Still happy:) ? I am thanks for sharing :)

JAM said...

I love the backlighted leaves.

I agree. Even though it's still pretty hot, the sunlight's definitely a warmer color as it moves into fall.

On this side of the state, we had a weather front move through and the temperature has been a little less, and the humidity is down as well.

Still hot enough to sweat, but much more comfortable than before.

I said...

Your pics are so colourful.I particularly loved the pic of the hats.As I was scrolling thru the pics,it felt like you draw with your camera :)

shnaggy said...

oh what a wonderful feeling you must have there smiling as the wind bounce from the leaves to your face...the sun slowly caressing every single thing around.

havaniceweekend moi.

suramya said...

I'm unable to see these photos :(

a-xpressions said...

Pleasant!
your writing and photo series on 'good bye summer' both are excellent...am envy you have beautiful trees around your porch. Now, I am waiting to see your yard-pics in FALL :)
Brilliant use of light..!(did you take these in early evening?)

Sandeepa said...

The first is an awesome pic. Very fresh, sunny, feel good.

So you spent time at B'lore too ? One more in common after the Bong husband :D

laurel said...

I love this time of the year too! I really miss being up north at this time though. Fall is my favorite time of the year.

I totally understand the "washing out of the Florida sun" sometimes in the summer, it is so hard to midday photograph here.

Here's to "falls lingering warmth" :)

a-xpressions said...

Soft quality of light made me to think so..:)